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Wellness Fair Returns To Hicksville

The Hicksville Public School District will hold a community health fair this weekend. Local residents are invited to take part in the fourth annual fair and "Commit To Be Fit" as they enjoy fun, free activities and learn more about how to be healthy.

Enjoy nutritious snacks, try a class in Zumba, Yoga, Martial Arts, Modified Cricket, or choose one of the many activities scheduled. Residents can then stop by the school nurses’ booth for a free blood pressure screening. There are activities for the entire family and over 50 booths, including basketball and volleyball, eight hole mini golf, ping pong and knock hockey, Wii Dance, dance and fitness classes and Circuit /CV training.

Parents are also invited to stop by a wellness workshop on cyber bullying and bullying. Kids can also enjoy a scavenger hunt in the main lobby. Giveaways and refreshments will also be available.

This is a great, free opportunity to learn how you and your family can live a healthier lifestyle. The fair will be held at Hicksville High School on Saturday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Additional information can be found on the district website: www.hicksvillepublicschools.org.

News

Commuting to work via train is exasperating and expensive—add on the stress of parking and the threat of tickets, and it becomes madness.

At the Hicksville Long Island Railroad (LIRR) station, there are 2,603 total spots, which includes 1,440 in the town parking garage. Of the total spots, 1,531 are permit spots and 618 are unrestricted, according to the Town of Oyster Bay public information office. Though that sounds like plenty, the sheer volume of passengers commuting from the station makes every morning a mad dash for parking.

John Busto, a 6th Degree Black Belt in American Kempo Karate and lifelong Hicksville resident, was inspired to begin the rigorous path of martial arts at the young age of nine after watching the old David Carradine television show “Kung-Fu.”

“I saw that show and I thought, ‘I have to do this.’ It was just something that was interesting to me; the mystique of martial arts,” he said. “So my parents brought me to a local school called Tracy’s Karate. Back then there weren’t many schools like there are today, and I was lucky enough to have one in my town.”


Sports

Football was Mike Torrellas’ heart and soul. He also liked a good Turkey Bowl.  

Unfortunately, the Hicksville Crusaders co-founder wasn’t able to witness the program’s inaugural event, which took place Saturday, Nov. 8.

Torrellas passed away suddenly last December due to a blood clot, but the spirit and drive of the man who wore the number 53 and tragically passed at that age still surrounds the Crusaders football program.

The Long Island Fight for Charity will be hosting its 11th annual Charity Boxing Event on Nov. 24 at the Hilton in Melville. Among the 20 volunteers putting up their fists for funds will be Hicksville business owner Mell Goldman, who will be fighting under the nickname “The Kid.”  

Goldman is the President of All Boro Cleaning Services. He stated that he was enticed at the opportunity and wanted to contribute to charity.


Calendar

Fall Drama Production

November 20-22

Blood Drive

November 24

Christmas Holiday Fair

November 24



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